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Thread: The Platinum - 247 West 46th St @ Eighth Ave - Condo - by Costas Kondylis

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    another prime commercial site wasted on a crappy condo tower.

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    Not zoned for commercial ...

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    all of eigth is zoned for commercial/industrial from 35th to 59th

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    From 42nd north to 45th Eighth is zoned primarily "commercial/office" on both sides of the avenue.

    North of 45th it is a combo of "mixed residential/commercial" and "commercial/office."

    From 35th to 41st Eithth is primarily zoned "industrial/manufacturing" on the eastern side and "commercial/office" on the western side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6
    another prime commercial site wasted on a crappy condo tower.
    We know how much you prefer commercial projects (me, too.) but that's no reason to knock this building. It's a perfectly good design (judging from that last small rendering ). In fact, we should consider ourselves lucky if 90% of the residentials going up in this city was of this quality.

    There are other sites (Times Square Plaza for one) for developers to do commercial towers, but they haven't. You can't expect people to sit around and wait for companies to build their office towers. Life goes on.

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    Newly-enacted zoning for the special theatre district / hudson yards puts the emphasis to residential on 8th Ave above 45th.

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    The existing building on the corner NW corner is in an aggressive demolition state. I bet the digging will soon begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteynyc1
    The existing building on the corner NW corner is in an aggressive demolition state. I bet the digging will soon begin.
    That one would be 301 Forty Six. Very exciting times on 8th right now. :rubbing hands together:

    Pete, keep us posted.

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    Actually the one coming down now is the former McHale's building on the NE corner of the intersection of 8th Ave / W. 46th.

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    Truly exciting times, 3 (or 4?) developments all withing a few blocks on one avenue.

    Where are all the friendly neighborhood porn shops going to go? I bet those building owners just to the South of these sites can't hold out much longer.

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    Here's a close-up of the base:



    No curves at the base like I had hoped for.

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    From the looks of that ^ they have conceived a fairly clumsy way for this new one to meet up with the Paramount Hotel building just to the east.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    From the looks of that ^ they have conceived a fairly clumsy way for this new one to meet up with the Paramount Hotel building just to the east.
    That does seem silly and clumsy. A question comes to mind....Do todays new developments have updated rules on how large the sidewalks have to be in front of a building? Dont they get some sort of perks or the ability to build higher if they offer public space or something? I know you know Lofter, you are the master of info.

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    You ^ should be slapped for even suggesting that a developer might give up a single buildable square inch.

    I just dig around and look for info -- but don't know all the zoning rules.

    FAR is based on the square footage of the lot (I believe this area generally has a FAR of 10 -- so if the lot was 100 x 100 then they could build 100,000 ft. sq.).

    And if I'm correct there is no height limit connected to FAR in this area (although there are often zoning regs about min. street wall height, etc.).

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    Walked by the site today. It looks like demolition is complete. Now all that's left to do is haul out the rubbish.

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